We are delighted to welcome clients old and new to our big screen football dinner at world-famous Lord’s cricket ground, featuring the third Euro 2024 group match between England and Slovenia.
It is our great pleasure to confirm that we will be joined for the evening by three fantastic characters! Liverpool legend and ex-England striker, Robbie Fowler, will be joined by one of the game’s greatest ever characters, Premier League boss Harry Redknapp, with 62-cap former England forward Emile Heskey completing our panel.
Guests will enjoy a memorable evening of football chat and analysis of the big match, in the salubrious Nursery Pavilion. With a drinks reception and photo opportunity with Robbie, Harry and Emile included in our upgrade package option, a fantastic three course dinner prepared by the award-winning team at Lord’s, a complimentary bar throughout the day, memorabilia auction and the opportunity to hear from these three brilliant characters, this is an evening not to be missed!
England vs Slovenia
If all goes to plan England’s final group game against Slovenia could give the Three Lions the opportunity to top the group should they be victorious. The last couple of matches against Slovenia, during the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, were very tight games indeed, a 0-0 draw in the first leg followed by a very tight 1-0 victory at Wembley courtesy of an injury time winner from Harry Kane. Although only ranked 55 in the world, the Slovenians are captained by Atletico Madrid’s world class goalkeeper, Jan Oblak, with RB Leipzig starlet Benjamin Šeško providing a genuine goal threat up top. Harry Kane and his men will need to be at their best as any complacency will be capitalised upon. With the likes of Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Declan Rice and Trent Alexander-Arnold in their ranks, England will start as hot favourites!
The eighth highest Premier League goal-scorer, Robbie Fowler was worshipped by the Liverpool faithful where his nick-name was ‘God’! He terrorised defences for 9 seasons during his first spell at Anfield, scoring 171 goals in 331 appearances, scoring over 30 goals in all competitions in three consecutive seasons between 1994-97, winning PFA Young Player of the Year in 1995 and 1996. In terms of trophies his most successful campaign was in 2000-01 when he helped the Reds to an unprecedented treble of League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup, with a Super Cup to boot. He departed for Leeds in 2001, and then Man City, before returning for a season at Anfield in 2006-07. Robbie then enjoyed great success Down Under with North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory, before finally hanging up his boots in 2012 at Thai side Muangthang Utd. Capped by England 26 times, with 7 goals, he was very unlucky not win many more, with Alan Shearer and Michael Owen as his main rivals in the national side.
Since making his name with Bournemouth, Harry has taken charge of some of England’s top sides, including West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. During his career, Harry won the 2008 FA Cup with Portsmouth and then guided Tottenham to their most successful Premier League position, finishing fourth and securing Champions’ League Football. Harry won the Premier League ‘Manager of the Year’ Award that season, becoming only the second manager to do so in a season where his side did not win the title. He went on to manage QPR and most recently, Birmingham City. A much-loved pundit and personality, Harry famously won the 2018 series of ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ making him a star to non-football fans. After being crowned ‘King of the Jungle’, Harry hosted ‘Harry’s Heroes’, giving former England footballers a final chance to beat rivals Germany. Nicknamed ‘Houdini’ for conjuring up so many relegation escapes, we are delighted to welcome Harry to our event.
After bursting onto the scene at 17 at Leicester City, Emile enjoyed a fruitful spell, scoring 46 goals in 197 appearances, winning two League Cups, and breaking into the England squad. Liverpool paid a club record £11 million in March 2000 and he enjoyed immediate success, as the Reds won an unprecedented FA Cup, League Cup & UEFA Cup treble in 2000/01. The most prolific season of Emile’s career, he bagged 22 goals in 56 games, forming a lethal partnership with Michael Owen, who he partnered to famously destroy Germany 1-5 away in Munich in September 2001. He played 223 matches at Anfield, scoring 60 goals, adding a second League cup in 2003. His England career flourished as although not prolific his all-round play and work ethic were crucial to the team. He played in two World Cups in 2002 and 2010 and Euro 2004, winning an impressive 62 caps with 7 goals. Later club spells with Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa, Newcastle Jets and Bolton Wanderers saw him extend his career to 22 seasons, with 164 career goals in 786 appearances.
A passionate Newcastle Utd fan, Pete has enjoyed a swift rise through the broadcasting ranks to become one of the most recognisable faces on Sky Sports. After leaving university, Pete started his broadcasting career with Radio Tyneside, before working at Metro Radio, and then ITV Tyneside as a sports reporter. Since 2009 he has worked at Sky Sports, mainly as a presenter, where his passion for sport and all-round knowledge are amongst his greatest assets. Over the past few years Pete has become a great asset as a regular host of our events, and we are delighted to have him as always!
We are delighted to welcome one of the UK’s best vocalists to sing the pre-match National Anthem! Emily’s powerhouse soprano vocals, spellbinding and dramatic performance and stunning looks ensure that she immediately commands the stage and engages with her audience. Emily has been honoured to perform the National Anthem 27 times at Wembley Stadium, 5 times at Silverstone Circuit and Twickenham Stadium, plus amongst others, the Olympic Park, Motorpoint Arena, Copper Box and Ricoh Stadium, all of which were internationally live broadcast to millions worldwide.
Nursery Pavilion at Lord’s
One of the world’s oldest and most iconic cricket grounds, Lord’s has been the home of Middlesex CCC since 1877, although Marylebone Cricket Club dates back to 1814 at the ground. Lord’s is widely referred to as the Home of Cricket and is home to the world’s oldest sporting museum, having has hosted Test cricket since 1884. One of London’s largest venues, the Nursery Pavilion overlooks the Lord’s Nursery Ground, where international and county cricketers warm up before the match. The Pavilion is a match day hospitality venue offering food and service of the calibre you would expect from the premium facility at a world class stadium.